Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Viewpoint: ‘Blistering’ USDA organic report suggests ‘movement’ needs major reforms

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If you’ve ever questioned whether those overpriced, organic avocados from Mexico at the grocery store are actually organic, you have good reason to be wary. A blistering report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exposes the failure of government officials to ensure the integrity and safety of organic-food imports.

Over the past several years, there has been a huge spike in organic imports — particularly corn and soybeans — to keep pace with consumer demand; more than 100 countries now ship organic products here. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is tasked with making sure those countries meet our rigorous organic standards, but it is a dubious system based largely on reciprocity and good faith, not tight controls and federal enforcement..........To Read More....

My Take - Well, I don't know why anyone would be surprised.   This whole "organic" movement is filled with bovine scat, and it's my belief they know it - so why wouldn't their system be full of bovine scat.

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